Winter Holidays Research Bundle Unit: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah & Las Posadas

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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    Winter Holidays:The History of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Las Posadas. This holiday season, use informational text and research the history of holidays, their traditions and symbols. 4 units are bundled together, which create an impressive interactive pocketbook portfolio full of student work! It jam-packed with activities that teach students about these four holidays. Each unit is listed individually if you only need one or ***SAVE 20% OFF EACH UNIT BY PURCHASING THE MEGA BUNDLE!***

    Each unit integrates technology, vocabulary, writing, art, reading strategies and more! Students will respond to informational text by answering questions in a student booklet in a variety of formats. Students will learn vocabulary words by creating a picture vocabulary flip book. The vocabulary words are embedded throughout the unit to promote ample opportunities for learning. Students will create an interactive pocketbook to store materials that they can refer back to for ongoing learning.

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    *5 separate presentation shows: Over 80 slides total! {Christmas in the U.S., The Story of the Birth of Jesus, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas & Hanukkah}

    *4 Student Workbooks with comprehension questions: 36 pages total

    * over 40 colorful vocabulary cards

    *4 Vocabulary word flip books with pictures

    *Multiple Graphic Organizers

    *Writing paper (two options for handwriting lines)

    *Graphic organizer for writing a paragraph (two options for handwriting lines)

    *4 Crossword puzzles (with answer key)

    *4 Word Searches

    *Photos and descriptions to create 4 different Anchor Charts

    *4 labels for pocket to store student work

    *Cover for interactive pocketbook

    *6 separate SMART ART writing activities

    *4 ABC Order printables

    NOTE: In the Christmas unit there are parts that mention the story of the birth of Jesus as a reason for celebrating Christmas. If your school does not allow any religion to be taught, the pages can be omitted. The PowerPoint slides are zipped separately: Story of the Birth of Jesus and Christmas in the U.S. Most of the unit is based on traditions that were brought to the U.S. from other countries, symbols of Christmas and their meanings as well as the history of the holiday.

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    290 pages
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
    Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
    Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
    Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
    Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.


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